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Have a December to Remember at Home for the Holidays 2020

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. This year’s activities will look a little different than previous years, but it will still be a December to remember!

The virtual tree lighting will air on the City of Southlake Facebook page November 21 at 6 p.m. Order from your favorite Southlake restaurant and enjoy a night in with your family. Hear about some of our favorite holiday traditions from Mayor Laura Hill and City Council members and watch our tree lighting ceremony from the safety and comfort of your home.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

This year’s festivities have been extended so that your favorite Home for the Holidays activities are available in a safe way. Join us December 1 – 20 for pop-up events during our 20 Days of Holiday Cheer featuring our first ever Southlake Holiday Cheer parade on December 5 and a snow hill on December 19! More information on each event will be available soon so keep an eye on HomefortheHolidaysSouthlake.com and City of Southlake Facebook page for all the details.

With help from our partners, you’ll still be able to visit Santa’s Village and ride a carriage through Southlake Town Square in a safe way.

This year will definitely be a December to remember! Have a happy holiday season!

Top 9 Holiday Happenings in Southlake

While we may not be walking in a winter wonderland in Texas, things are definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Southlake. As part of Home for the Holidays, get ready for a season full of merry and bright events, activities, and more. From giving back to seasonal shopping, plus festive fun for the kids, here are 9 holiday happenings to help you make the most of the holiday season in Southlake:

  1. Toy & Food Drive – In the spirit of giving, the Southlake Fire and Police Departments are again participating in Christmas is for Children (CIFC), a program that provides a complete holiday experience for children and families in need. You can help—just bring new, unwrapped toys, children’s clothing, or non-perishable food items to the lobby of either one of these DPS locations by December 24: 600 State Street or 2100 West Southlake Boulevard.
  2. Holiday Concierge—Make the holidays a little less hectic with the help of someone who can give you directions to your favorite store, tell you movie show times, and can even make dinner reservations for you. Located in Town Square between the Boardroom Salon for Men and Barse Jewelry, the Holiday Concierge even offers Southlake Town Square gift cards. Accepted at all Town Square merchants and restaurants, the cards make for ideal gifts for anyone on your list.
  3. Carriage Rides in the Square—Now through December 31, enjoy the lights in Town Square during an old-fashioned carriage ride, complete with the sounds of horse hooves and holiday music.
  4. Story Time at the Station—Kids of all ages will enjoy puppets, a sing along, and a reading of “Frosty the Snowman” with firefighters and police officers on Wednesday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Southlake Fire Station 1.
  5. Santa’s Little Helpers—Bring your little elves to this festive opportunity to help make Christmas presents with Santa, listen to holiday music, and enjoy seasonal games on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The Marq Southlake.
  6. Story Time with Mrs. Claus—Just in from the North Pole, Mrs. Clause will be reading stories and sharing cookies with hot chocolate to any friends ready for seasonal fun on Monday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of Town Hall.
  7. Cookie Decorating—Sprinkle some joy on a holiday cookie and take it home to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Enjoy an afternoon of sugar, spice and everything nice on Tuesday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall.
  8. Holiday Crafternoon—Crafts aren’t just for kids! Unleash your inner elf and enjoy a fun opportunity to get creative on Wednesday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. in the Southlake Library. Kids crafts will be available for ages 10 and under. Additional spots available. Register now.
  9. Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza—Add laughter to the holiday season with stand-up comedy, holiday songs, audience participation, and hilarious puppets on Thursday, December 22, at 1:00 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall. Additional spots available. Register now.

With a season full of holiday happenings, Southlake is the perfect destination for seasonal fun! For more information about all-things-holiday in Southlake, visit www.SouthlakeHomeForTheHolidays.com or call (817) 748-8019.

Home for the Holidays 2016 Brings Merry and Bright Festivities to Southlake

Spectacular sparkling lights, festive family fun, and seasonal shopping galore are all part of Southlake’s Home for the Holidays, a month-long of holiday happenings in and around Southlake Town Square. Seasonal celebrations officially kick-off with the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With free parking and free admission, this merry and bright start to the holiday season makes Southlake the perfect destination for Christmas cheer.nk6_0236

Be transported to a winter wonderland. A Southlake tradition for more than 15 years, the Annual Tree Lighting event features Santa’s illumination of Christmas lights in Southlake Town Square and includes a variety of seasonal family activities: a four-lane snow hill, snow man building, holiday crafts, ornament decorating, complimentary photos with Santa, letters to Santa, holiday treats, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a toy and food drive. Seasonal songs and entertainment will be provided by the Southlake Community Band and Southlake school choirs. The night of fun-filled merriment is only the start to a season full of festivities.

Santa is coming to town! Guests can stop by Santa’s Village in Rustin Park in Town Square to share wish lists and have holiday pictures taken with the jolly ole elf through Christmas eve. Kids can even have Breakfast with Santa or be one of Santa’s Little Helpers during events at The Marq Southlake.nk9_0053-november232013-3

Children will also have a blast during Story Time with Mrs. Clause, Cookie Decorating, Story Time at the Station, Holiday Crafternoon, and Mr. Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza. Popular during school breaks, Holiday Break Camp Mania is a great opportunity for kids to enjoy arts and crafts, field trips and plenty of play time. With multiple camp dates, there are a variety of options to keep children entertained while parents finish holiday shopping.

Making a list and checking it twice? With so many shopping and dining options in Southlake Town Square, the Holiday Concierge in can help guests stay organized this season. Browse movie showtimes, buy gift cards, check restaurant menus, get directions and information about stores, and make dinner reservations through this holiday service. Don’t forget about the other major shopping hot spots in Southlake, including Gateway Plaza, Kimball Oaks, Park Village, Shops of nk8_0288-november232013-3Southlake, and Southlake Marketplace. Savvy shoppers can even keep track of Black Friday hours and locations to find the best holiday buys this year.

Accommodate visiting friends and family with well-appointed rooms at Hilton Southlake Town Square, the perfect location for enjoying seasonal excitement. Hosting a holiday soiree? The Hilton even has event space for festive get-togethers and offers catering from Copeland’s of New Orleans, including famous Cajun Fried Turkeys to make holiday meals all the more memorable.

Have yourself a merry and bright holiday season during Southlake’s Home for the Holidays! For additional details, including dates and times for all of the holiday happenings, visit www.HomeForTheHolidaysSouthlake.com or call (817) 748-8019. Businesses and community organizations may submit information for posting to visitinfo@visitsouthlaketexas.com.

Breakfast With Santa Almost Full. Register Today!

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Santa will be visiting The Marq Southlake for a special breakfast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The 10:00 AM Session is already sold out! Register quickly for the 8:00 AM Session. The cost is $12.00 per person.

Families will enjoy a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and receive a complimentary photo sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras and remind the children to bring their wish list.

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8900. Be sure to register early as Breakfast with Santa WILL sell out!

Pumpkin Painting Palooza at Southlake Public Library

There is a lot one can do with pumpkins – bake a pie, carve them, use them as decorations – but at the Southlake Public Library we will be painting them! Wouldn’t you like to paint some too?

Pumpkin Painting Palooza
October 10, 2016 at 11 AM
Town Hall, 3rd Floor

Join us for a late morning full of spooky fun, as we paint mini-pumpkins and munch on holiday treats! All supplies provided, just bring your creativity. All ages are welcome.
For more information please call Southlake Public Library at 817.748.8243 or visit here for more information.

Fall 2016 Southlake Scene is now available!

Looking for family activities coming up? Curious about what events The Marq has in store? Is your child interested in a camp or team sports? Then check out the Fall 2016 edition of The Southlake Scene!

The most recent edition of the Southlake Scene is now available online to Documenthelp plan your family’s activities in the city! From Youth Camps and sports, to the Monster Mash, the Southlake Scene has all your need-to-know information on all of Southlake’s major up-coming events.

In addition, registration for Team Sports, Youth/Adult Camps, and all other programs is open to the public. Don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible, as available spots can fill up quickly!

Planning your own big event? Facility rental information is also included in the Southlake Scene for your convenience.

For registration, all this information and more, Check it out here, The Southlake Scene!

For more information go to www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com or Call (817) 748-8019

 

Join the Senior Activity Center this December as they move into The Marq Southlake

This year, the month of December is more than just the holiday season for the Senior Activity Center. Beginning with the Grand Opening on Monday, December 14, the Senior Activity Center will have officially moved into The Marq Southlake. The Southlake Senior Activity Center Grand Opening will feature program demonstrations and educational seminars as well as food and entertainment. The event is free and open to everyone 55 years and better.

In addition to the Grand Opening, the Senior Activity Center will be hosting several other great events in December. Below are some event highlights for the month:

Monday, December 14: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Southlake Senior Activity Center Grand Opening at The Marq Southlake

Monday, December 21: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – 5th Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 23: 1:00 PM – Christmas Karaoke

Thursday, December 31: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – 3rd Annual Noon Year’s Eve Party

For more details on these and other events, activities and classes available at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, visit: www.SouthlakeSeniorCenter.com or call 817.748.8315.

Southlake’s Home for the Holidays will kick-off with Tree Lighting Celebration on November 21, 2015

Bell-Stacked-Text_logo (1)It’s almost that time of year again! What better way to kick off the Holiday season in Southlake than with the annual Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration.

This year’s Tree Lighting Celebration is less than two months away and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM in Southlake Town Square. Event festivities will begin at 4:30 PM with all the traditional activities and crafts. There’s something for everyone in the family including; holiday refreshments, Christmas carolers, ornament and cookie decorating and of course, live entertainment by the Southlake Community Band and local choirs. Plus, don’t miss out on strolling holiday characters!

A special thanks to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for being this year’s Title Sponsor!

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6:30 PM; after the tree is lit, continue to enjoy Southlake Town Square, get pictures with Santa or even go tubing on the custom snow hill!

NK6_0162While the holidays are always fun, magical and the perfect time to spend precious moments with your family, they are also a time to reflect and think about others that may be in need. This year, The City of Southlake is partnering with Christmas is for Children with a Fill the Tahoe food drive. Families are encouraged to bring canned, non-perishable food and cereal to donate to Christmas is for Children.

Please visit www.HomefortheHolidaysSouthlake.com to see all the event details including the entertainment schedule and parking information. If you have any questions, please call (817) 748-8019. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email sponsorships@ci.southlake.tx.us.

We hope you and your family will the City as we light up the Town Square and kick-off the holiday season!

Join the City of Southlake for Breakfast with Santa

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Breakfast with Santa 2014Santa will be coming to the City of Southlake for a special breakfast at Town Hall on two Saturdays this December; December 5 and 12, 2015. Each Saturday there will be three time options available: 7:30 – 8:45 AM, 9:00 – 10:15 AM and 10:30 -11:45 AM.

In addition to a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and get the chance to sit on Santa’s lap. So parents don’t forget your kids (and cameras) and remind the kids to bring their wish list.

A big thanks to Holan Law PLLC for being the Title Sponsor for this year’s Breakfast with Santa events!

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Breakfast with Santa does sell out!